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Hike Hurricane Ridge via Hurricane Hill Trail

Port Angeles, Washington

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Distance

3.3 miles

Description

Added by Jaime B

This hike has a gorgeous view of the Olympic Mountains, and at a higher altitude the clouds and weather can create dramatic scenery. While it is a touristy location, there are still plenty of deer and mountain goats to see depending on the time of day.

This hike is very hilly: a lot of up and down hiking, and it starts at around 5,300 feet, so be prepared for colder temperatures. The trail is skinny in some areas near steep slopes, so I recommend wearing hiking boots for better traction. 

There is a lot of wildlife in the area, and they aren't spooked by people easily, so be aware and careful. Remember that you're on their territory, and animals may be more aggressive during certain seasons. 

Mountain goats in particular are attracted to urine (and dang can they find it quickly!) because of the saline content, so always make sure if you have to use the bathroom while hiking, go at least 50 feet away from a trail, further if possible. If they come near you or show signs of aggression, dance and sing and make noise like nobody is watching... excluding the mountain goat. If they continue to come closer or show signs of aggression, throw rocks at them. As nuts as that sounds, it's what the rangers recommend. But if you're gonna throw rocks, make it count and scare them away... don't just make them cranky. 

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